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Kumano Shrine

2-11-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3343-5521
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Great authentic local Shinto shrine

We found this shrine accidentally while walking around the park. As we strolled on the western part... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
LaGrangeville, New York
via mobile
very small

A very small shrine next to a park in the heart of Shinjuku. it is a nice surprise to find... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Kasia Z
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2-11-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku 160-0023, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3343-5521
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We found this shrine accidentally while walking around the park. As we strolled on the western part of the park, we saw a Shinto wedding and watched the ceremony. There are many local residents using the shrine to offer daily prayers as well as an...More

Thank GeorgiaHerring
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A very small shrine next to a park in the heart of Shinjuku. it is a nice surprise to find something green and quiet in an area surrounded by tall sky-scrapers.

Thank Kasia Z
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Found this place by accident while strolling through the lovely park. This little area was immaculate and frankly at just gorgeous .. Such gorgeous statues, little water features and shrine.. I just loved this peaceful place..

Thank karen m
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Shinjuku Chuo Park is a pleasant spot in busy Shinjuku. The Kumano Shrine is a peaceful spot within the park. If you are lucky you might see a wedding or other ceremony taking place..

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Was walking in the park next to the Hotel and came across this shrine. I thought the park was peaceful, but this shrine exuded even more peace and calm in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. You get a sense of serenity and a little...More

Thank Rick_Yvanovich
Reviewed 22 April 2017

In all my visits to Asian countries, which are very many, I always like to visit local temples/shrines and as a Westerner I find this interesting and informative and always find that I can gain an insight into the local religious culture. Not so here..........More

Thank Trevor714
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited at lunchtime while waiting for our room at the Hilton to be ready. It's in a quiet corner and the visitors seemed to be locals offering prayers. Interesting 3 gongs to call the spirits. Adjacent is a building containing lots of mobile shrines...More

Thank altoland
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Kumano Shrine is apparently from the 10th century but still beautiful and well maintained. It's peaceful and photogenic but hoping people continue to be respectful of those using it.

Thank HikerGail
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Are the shrines, temples and historic sites. Breathtaking and leave you speechless. Don't forget to visit Kyoto!

Thank jjblackthorne
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Juniso-Kumamo-jinja Shrine - lovely to see - enjoy observing the religious rituals up close and without the crowds.

Thank Tanya B
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and
contains the busiest train station in the world. To
the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo
Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the
east, there’s a district with long-established
department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku
Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the
Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for
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